Two women involved in a wreck last Thursday in Santa Rosa County, Florida, were injured and in critical condition. Two children were also injured in the wreck and taken to the hospital. The five-year-old is said to be in serious condition, and the one-year-old suffered from minor injuries.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 25-year-old woman driving one of the vehicles was traveling west on Quintette Road when she was hit head-on by the other driver who came left of the centerline and hit her vehicle. The woman who drove over the center line was the one who had the two children as passengers in her vehicle. The road where the auto accident occurred remained closed for two hours after the incident.
When people are involved in auto accidents, they might seek to file personal injury lawsuits to attempt to gain compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Personal injury lawsuits claim that the person’s injuries were caused by the negligence of the other person involved in the incident.
The driver who was determined not at fault for the accident may file a personal injury lawsuit since her injuries might not have occurred had it not been due to the negligence of the other driver. In this incident, the woman who was at fault was the one who drifted over the centerline, causing the head-on collision with the other vehicle. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help those wanting to file a personal injury lawsuit determine whether or not they have the grounds to file such a lawsuit and then help them present the evidence to prove their claims. Even if a judge doesn’t deem one party fully responsible for an accident, he or she may deem each responsible for a percentage and base compensation on that percentage.
Source: NWF Daily News, “Two in critical condition following Thursday wreck”, May 10, 2013